Friday, December 3, 2010

49: ACSClass55 Lunch

Yes, they came @ 1230h, all eleven of them, to the ACS Class of 1955 lunch gathering to complete the 4th Quarter Lunch Schedule/2010. Kum Chuen co-ordinated the event.

After all the verbal exchanges, it was agreed that next year's quarterly lunches will be held here at this venue for convenience. Eng Soo sportingly volunteered to co-ordinate, via email, the first event which will be held in Mar 2011.

Friday, November 26, 2010

48: ACSian55 Lunch - 3 Dec 2010

Kum Chuen is suggesting the lunch venue as Crystal Cafe at Killiney Road.
Day/Date: Fri 3 Dec 2010
Time: 1230hrs
All ACSians of Class 1955 are welcome!
See below for details of the venue:

Monday, November 15, 2010

47: Chee Hong Sang

Yes, true to his word, Chee Hong attended the Peranakan-Indonesian Fellowship at PMC and sang the song "I don't know about tomorrow" in Indonesian.
Here are the lyrics >>>

Photo above shows Chee Hong singing and Kian Ann encouraging him on.

Monday, November 1, 2010

46: ACS Septuagenarians and the Song

Eight ACS Septuagenarians, school friends for over six decades, met for lunch at the Chinese Swimming Club. Over oxtail, hairy crab salad and roasted salmon fillet, they mused about the uncertainty of tomorrow with the song "Ku Tak Tahu Hari Esokku".
View the video here >>>

CheeHong is going to sing this song at the PMC Peranakan-Indonesian Fellowship on Sat 6 Nov. Come and give him your support if you are around Pasir Ris.

45: The 1 Nov 2010 Lunch

They arrived at the Chinese Swimming Club enthusiastically, and greetings flowed freely. Yes, Chee Hong wanted the Oxtail, but the rest opted for Salmon.
Too bad - the others couldn't/didn't make it! (For one reason or another.)
Still, a good time was had by all! There was an experiential discourse on Taichi by Suan Juat and a reallife encounter with an ignoramus on accounting procedures by Swee Ming.
Thanks, Philip, for co-ordinating the lunch.

Anything achieved that afternoon? Yes, indeed. Chee Hong agreed to participate in a song item at the coming Peranakan-Indonesia Fellowship at PMC. If you're free and understand Bahasa, come-lah on Sat 6 Nov 2010 to hear him sing, accompanied by a music video prepared by Kian Ann for the occasion.

Monday, October 18, 2010

44: ACS Class of 55 Lunch on Mon 1 Nov 2010

All ACSians of Class 1955 are hereby invited to join the lunch and tuck in ox-tail soup, as requested by Chee Hong. Philip Ong Swee Ming is co-ordinating the lunch.
If you can go, inform him at his moible phone.
Time/Day/Date:12noon, Mon/1 Nov 2010

Venue: Chinese Swimng Club @ Amber Road.
No, you don't have to order ox-tail. Here's what you can choose to eat:

Swee Ming's handphone number will be sent to you via email.

Friday, September 24, 2010

43: ACS 16th Honours Award Ceremony

The ceremony was held at the Lee Choon Guan Concert Hall in ACS Barker Road on 24 Sep 2010 to honour 500 ACS students for excellence in CCA. The video features the ACS school anthem, and a 4th generation ACSian - Sec 1 Ryan Ong being awarded Distinction for Concert Band. Ryan is Kian Ann's grandson.
View the video here >>>

Here's a photo of Ryan at the drums.

Monday, September 13, 2010

42: Goodbye, Kim Swee

Our schoolmate of ACS Class of 1955, Francis Tan Kim Swee, died on 13 Sep 2010.

A few of us who knew him as a member of the Monthly Peace Centre Lunch Group will be paying our respects to him this afternoon at the Singapore Casket.
Goodbye, Francis, and may you rest in peace. GodBless.

A quick lunch at Whampoa before proceeding to the wake.

Friday, September 3, 2010

41: Highlighting one of the photos

(L-R) Seng Narp, Kian Ann, Raymond, Peck Cheng, Fook Choy & Suan Juat.

40: 55th Anniversary Lunch on 3 Sep 2010

A hearty thank you to all 18 classmates who attended the function. 4 others must have lost their way and were sorely missed.
Can't blame them though, we're all septuagenarians!
These thumbnail photos of the attendees at the ACS Class of 1955's 55th Anniversary lunch are put up "for the record". The bigger photos are available to them on request by email.

For easier handling, don't ask for single photos, just say "Block A", "Block B", "Block C" or "Block D" and you'll have them all via email.

Block A:

Block B:

Block C:

Block D:

Friday, August 20, 2010

39: This blog in YouTube

For distribution at the coming ACSClass55 55th Anniversary lunch, I've prepared a video of the preceeding items of this weblog as a keepsake.
View it here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

38: The Coming Lunch

Yes, this is a repeat flyer for the lunch. Kindly respond ASAP.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

37: What's happening, TSF?

I've been getting this info on my Yahoo lately:

But when I click on the link provided, I get this response:

So what's happening, SF?

36: Look who's next on Facebook

Yes, look who's next on Facebook disguised in his Fifties look!

Friday, July 23, 2010

35: Ray's on Hi5

Well, well: if it isn't REH. Found him on Hi5. And look, see how good and distinguished he looks! Must be the change, for I've heard that he's decided to settle in somewhere cold (?). Hey, Ray, come & join us for lunch on 3 Sep, won't you?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

34: ACS Class of 1955 - 55th Anniversary Lunch

The above: Preview of the proposed venue for the function.

The alternative would be at my home with excellent Peranakan Baba-Nonya cuisine cooked by my better half.

But don't book now. It's too early. The last week of August would do fine.

This forward info is just to remind all that I've not forgotten that I've volunteered to do my part although I'll be 73 day after tomorrow.

Monday, June 28, 2010

33: I'm Filthy Rich Again!

Hey, guys of ACS Class 55. I'm filthy rich again, having come to a windfall of 470,000 euros, if the following email to me can be believed:

That's quite a big lump sum, don't you think? Here's what the exchange rate converter has to say:

But I'm not greedy: If one of you can claim the prize money for me, you can keep the $800,000.00, leaving the balance to me. Okay? But do it ASAP as this offer expires on 1 Jul 2010.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

32: Found Them on Facebook

I just found them on Facebook.
Yes, Kenny I know (below):

But is this Eng Chye Choon who promised to attend the 50th Anniversary of ACS Class55 when he returned to London, but disappeared from the scene altogether? Hey, Chye Choon, if you're still active, drop us a line, won't you? You really look good below:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

31: George's Gone But Not Forgotten

Today marks a month that George has gone to be in the presence of Jesus. But I will always remember him fondly.
55 years ago in 1955, we were in the Young People's Group (YPG) of Bethesda Katong when this picture was taken before we set out on our hike to Ayer Gemurroh. Notice how cool and relaxed Tian Soo (as he was then called) looked!

And then, 55 years later in Jan 2010 at the Anniversary of the Methodist Church of the Incarnation, see how he (now the Rev Dr George Wan Tian Soo) looked: so distinguished and confident in the presence of the celebrating congregation.

Boyish as this thought may be, but more than 55 years ago when we were kids living in the same neighbournood, it was Tian Soo who invited me to a pond near his house at Rambutan Road, and where with a freshly cut bamboo sapling as my first fishing rod, I hooked my first fish ( an ikan betok or climbing perch) to my childish delight.

Yes, George, you will never be forgotten but will stay in my heart till we meet again. For didn't somebody say: "Those who love the Lord never see one another for the last time"?

Monday, March 22, 2010

29: Goodbye, George. Rest in peace.

Today's newspaper carries the orbituary of our dear ACSClass55 classmate, the Rev Dr George Wan Tian Soo who was called home to be with the Lord yesterday 22 Mar 2010.

George has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the faith (2 Tim 4: 6-8) as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and now he goes into His divine presence with freedom and confidence (Eph 3:12). Praise the Lord.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

28: Lunch @ Eng Soo's Place

No, it's not the latest competitor of Jack's Place.
It was a departure from the usual monthly ACSClass55 lunch. First, it's become the 1st Quarterly Lunch. Second, it's hosted at an ACSian home, in this case: Eng Soo's. But well done! It has seen the largest turn-out of date, thirteen to be exact. But it would have been fourteen if LKM had turned up as he said he would. Alamak, KM, where were you?

Photos of the event can be downloaded at

Third, there was no loss for words.They talked about dementia, potential build-up of mega powers, China's rising profile, Malaysian politics, LTA policies, the IRs and Singapore's future leaders.

Yes, the Mar 5 lunch is something for them to remember.
Thanks to Letty, ES's better half, who prepared the delicious mee-siam and bought the taukuahpau from Joo Chiat and the satay from Laguna Park, and other delicacies, there was more than enough to fill the hungry ACSians!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

27: CNY Greetings from DownUnder

As usual, Henry sends greetings from DownUnder. This time with a fine specimen of a vintage Bentley R-Type ( his hobby, he says).

Yes, "Xin nian kuai le" from all of us here in Singapore, too.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

26: Where are you, George?

I've been wondering where George Wan has been keeping himself as he has not been attending the RELC group lunches lately.
...That is, until I bumped into him today having a quiet lunch - solo @ IMM.
You know, it's the Rev Dr ACSian55 I'm referring to.

As we exchanged updates, it was clear that he's just completed yet another mission trip.
And no, he won't be attending the coming lunch gathering at Eng Soo's place.

"Just back from Myanmar," he volunteered. And then, "I'm going to Uganda soon. Would you like to join me?"
"No way," I said, "I'm going to be orthopaedically investigated for some degeneration of the neck vertebra resulting in it touching a nerve and sending electrical impulses down my arm, hand and fingers," and so he relented.

Here's a photo of us taken on the spot with my handphone:

If you'd like to go to Uganda for some ten days of mission work, do give our Missionary of Class55 a call, won't you? He'll really appreciate that.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

25: Alamak, a Potential Fiery/Dangerous Word?

Along with the foto of a monitor lizard (see below: #24), LKM flaunts a picture of himself with a humongous lobster which, he claimed, was his delicious meal at Kingston.

But Eng Soo wants to savour a bit of it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

24: Caught in the Act!

This fantastic handphone foto of a monitor lizard, caught in the act of feasting on a large fish at SICC, was taken by ACSian55 Keok Meng while golfing there. It must have been more than a metre in length.

So who says Singapore aint got any more wildlife?

And BTW: Where did this big fish come from?

Monday, January 18, 2010

23: We're on YouTube

The 20 items of 2009 in the have been captured on a YouTube video for easy reference.
So go there and view at

22: And the Winner is ......

From the Email Inbox above, it looks like FC Chan (See item 2 in July 2009) is going to lose the title of "The Most Prolific Email Forwarder" to Foo Suan Juat who clocks 5 email forwarded to LKM's 4, and 2 from FCC.
And most interestingly, FSJ's forwarded email come spiced with political commentaries. Wow! Keep it up, FSJ. Your email effort has suddenly blossomed so early this new year 2010!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

21: C'mon chaps : "Chiak kopi"

The New Year 2010 started with Keok Meng, being an Italiano-celup, asserting his taste for Italian coffee. He has a soft spot for things Italian, having studied there >5 decades ago.

Here's what he has to say about his penchant for coffee: